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As Star Wars hits Blu-ray, The People Vs. George Lucas hits back

By Patrick Luce Sep 17, 2011, 18:46 GMT

Fans of the Star Wars series take their love of the original trilogy – and its creator, George Lucas – seriously  and that love can be seen as Lionsgate debuts The People Vs. George Lucas on DVD, Digital Download and On Demand this fall.

The People Vs. George Lucas will bring The Force home when Video on Demand premieres on September 27 th, and DVD and Digital Download arrive on October 25th.

This hilarious and heart-felt documentary explores the deep conflict surrounding the release of the prequel series.  A film festival favorite, the documentary delves into geek culture, but proves “You don't have to be a Star Wars nut to enjoy this fast-paced film” (Los Angeles Times). 

The DVD is packed with bonus material, including poetry slam selections, a music video for “GL Raped Our Childhood,” and the featurette, “The People vs. Star Wars 3D” (which interviews Comic-Con attendees). 

Few films have had the same influence on pop culture as Star Wars.  Even fewer have the same devoted fan base as the original trilogy.  But since the release of George Lucas’s Star Wars prequels – more than 20 years after the original release – some fans have found their ardor cooled into a complicated love-hate relationship with Luke and Leia’s creator. 

The People Vs. George Lucas is a hilarious, heartfelt documentary that delves deep into Lucas’s cultural legacy and explores the issues of filmmaking and fanaticism around one of the industry's most famous franchises.

The innovative documentary calls on filmmaker and celebrity interviews taken from more than 600 hours of footage to create the world's first digitally democratic feature documentary. 

Peppered with extraordinary Star Wars and Indiana Jones recreations lovingly immortalized in song, needlepoint, Claymation and more, the film explores the roles of the fan and the creator in making a worldwide cultural phenomenon.

DVD Special Features are expected to include:

Poetry slam selects
Gary Kurtz (Producer, Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope, Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back) interview selects
“GL Raped Our Childhood” song and music video
“The People vs. Star Wars 3D” featurette



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